June 21, 2013

I’m a tad bit obsessed with ‘something blues’… after all I named this website after my ‘something turquoise’… have you chosen your special blue wedding item yet? If not, I think you should do this ~ simply paint the bottom of your wedding shoes blue! This is the perfect something blue for a crafty bride and makes for absolutely adorable pictures…



  • your special wedding shoes
  • Martha Stewart Crafts paint in your choice of blue; these are in Pearl Aquarium
  • MSC paint brush and stencil tape
  • rubbing alcohol


Start by taping off the bottom area of each shoe – this is optional but better to be safe than sorry. Then throughly clean the area to be painted with rubbing alcohol.


Next, start painting! Depending on the color and finish of your paint choice, each shoe will require anywhere from 2 – 5 thin coats of paint.


In between each coat, you can save your paint and brush in a plastic baggie.


The paint needs to dry at least one hour in between each coat.


This shoe (with the pearl type paint finish) required 4 thin coats of paint.


Once you are happy with the paint coverage, carefully remove the tape.


There you have it ~ a fabulously crafty ‘something blue’ for under $5!


You could really have some fun with these shoes in photos!!!


As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture or a trackback – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please share using the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY. Happy Crafting!

something turquoise DIY

beautiful photography: Studio 11 Weddings // DIY tutorial: Jen | Something Turquoise // RSVP ‘Jovita’ silver peep-toe heels: Zappos // Martha Stewart Crafts paint, brush and stencil tape: Michaels // wedding dress: Nordstrom // nail polish: OPI liquid sand in Get Your Number


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October 16, 2013

I just finished painting the bottom of my shoes, following your steps to a tee. The shoes are so beautiful! I am so happy you published this. I think it's such a cute, fun, and inexpensive idea. And, I loved your tutorial. It was easy to follow and overall foolproof.

I, also, chose to use the Pearl Aquarium. However, I may try this technique with other non-wedding shoes and colors other than blue.

Super fun! Thanks for publishing.

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    October 17, 2013

    Yeah!!!!!! Erin!!! That makes me so happy!!! Please share a picture with us (when you can) on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #somethingturquoisediy!